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Lobelia Cardinalis

Original price $ 5.99 - Original price $ 26.99
Original price
$ 5.99
$ 5.99 - $ 26.99
Current price $ 5.99
Size: Pot

Common Name: Cardinal Plant, Lobelia Cardinalis

The Cardinal Plant (Lobelia cardinalis) is an uncommon yet captivating addition to the foreground or middle ground of planted freshwater aquariums. In nature, it can be found growing along streams, rivers, and waterways. With sufficient height, it can even serve well in the background. Its submerged form showcases vibrant green foliage, occasionally tinged with red-purple on the leaf undersides, though this hue is more commonly observed in its emersed form. Notably, the Cardinal Plant is renowned for its striking red flowers that bloom from its emersed growth.

To thrive, the Cardinal Plant requires moderate to high levels of lighting. Regular trimming of its tops allows for mat expansion, while proper care encourages the development of lush side shoot leaves. The addition of fertilizers can be advantageous in maintaining optimal coloration and overall plant health.

Family Name: Lobeliaceae

Origin: North America

Max Height: 12”

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Medium to High

Co2: Recommended 

Propagation: Cut stem, new growth, or lateral shoots

Growth rate: Moderate

Shipping Size: 2-3"